Community members are invited to the 14th Annual Celebration of Independence Gala that benefits Women’s Empowerment, a local nonprofit job training and empowerment program for women who are homeless and their children. The event, which raises funds for the organization and honors the group’s 1,223 graduates, will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. on May 14 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento. Guests will mingle with graduates from the program and enjoy a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and presentations from the graduates.
Tickets are $100. Those who cannot attend, or wish to contribute more, can sponsor a graduate to attend the event. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call (916) 669-2307 or visit www.womens-empowerment.org.
“Not only is this event an opportunity to celebrate the growing number of women who are overcoming homelessness each year, but it’s our largest fundraiser and a chance to bring our entire community together to help end homelessness one woman – one family – at a time,” said Lisa Culp, executive director.”
Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women who are homeless and their children. The 2014 Organization of the Year has graduated 1,223 homeless women and their 2,648 children. Last year, 89 percent of graduates found homes and 88 percent found jobs or enrolled in school or training. The program combines self-esteem courses, job training, health classes and support services to help homeless women across diverse ages, races and cultures. Women’s Empowerment is funded solely through private donations from the community. To donate online: www.womens-empowerment.org.